Walt Disney Autograph, ca. 1960

Value (2012) | $1,500 Auction$2,500 Auction
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GUEST:
When I was almost five years old, my family went to Disneyland in California. My grandfather reached into his pocket and pulled out a ticket book and tore out the back coupon and handed it to me with a ballpoint pen. He said, "Go over and ask that man for his autograph." Well, okay, not knowing what's going on I did what he said, and he said, "Do you know who that was?" And of course, I said, "Well, no, I'm pretty sure I don't." He said, "That was Walt Disney." I've had it hanging on my wall ever since.

APPRAISER:
What a charming story. And so here's a picture of you that day at the park?

GUEST:
Yeah, it's my sister and I. We're big camera hogs, and so we had our picture taken every chance we could.

APPRAISER:
Well, Walt Disney signed an awful lot of things, but mostly they were signed by his secretaries. There's an awful lot of Disney signatures out there, and mostly all of them I see at Roadshow are fake, so to see one that's actually signed by Walt and have this kind of history to them, it's just a fantastic thing. Have you ever had this valued?

GUEST:
As far as value to me, it's pretty much priceless because he handed it to me.

APPRAISER:
Well, you've framed it with this collector's plate, which is just a decorative value.

GUEST:
Sure.

APPRAISER:
But the wonderful signature is going to be between $1,500 and $2,500.

GUEST:
Wow, that's really super.

Appraisal Details

Appraiser
Heritage Auctions
New York, NY
Appraised value (2012)
$1,500 Auction$2,500 Auction
Event
Corpus Christi, TX (August 04, 2012)
Period
20th Century
Form
Autograph
Material
Paper

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